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Authored by: Joseph Kwan and Andy Lam
The Arrangement on Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters (REJ Arrangement) entered between the Mainland and Hong Kong will come into operation on 29 January 2024.
To give effect to the long-awaited REJ Arrangement, the Hong Kong Government has gazetted the Mainland Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters (Reciprocal Enforcement) Ordinance (Cap. 645) (Ordinance), and more recently, the relevant rules on the court practice and procedure under the Ordinance.
In view of the deepening economic and business bonding between the Mainland and Hong Kong, readers may benefit from the Ordinance in the following ways:
The REJ Arrangement has significant implications for the commercial and legal landscape between the Mainland and Hong Kong, and we have been tracking the development in this new area of law (see our previous articles on REJ Arrangement [LINK] and the Ordinance [LINK]). If you have any inquiries, please reach out to us to see how we may assist you under the new REJ Arrangement or any other way.
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